Intacs surgery is performed to improve the vision in patients suffering from keratoconus eye disorder. This is different than corneal cross linking.
Intacs are Conrea ring segments made from PMMA> They are FDA approved
The older less accurate method uses a mechanical instrument. The latest technology utilizes a femto second laser to make a intracorneal channel at a precise depth. This depth is caluclated based on the pachymetry map and the refraction.
recovery is quick and patient can return to work in a few days. Some cornea discomfort may be expected.
Can my friends see intacs in my eye ?
No the intacs are microscopic. They are smaller than a dime. The doctor has to use a slit lamp microscope to visualize them.
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